The most common pet is a cat. They are happily kept both in private houses and in city apartments. This is a rather unpretentious animal that does not require special care and conditions. When adopting a cat, you need to take care not only of his health and appearance. Pay attention to your pet’s upbringing.
It is no secret that many members of the feline family, in particular cats, have a criminal talent. They are prone to stealing. The passion to pull whatever can be carried is the motto of many domestic cats. First of all, it is the desire to steal food from the table. It doesn’t matter if the cat has been fed before or not. Seeing something edible on the table, the cat will try to steal it. Some representatives of this family do not know the boundaries of their impudence and professionally steal not only from the table. They also steal from the refrigerator or saucepan. Some animals steal not only food. The habit of stealing is part of their character. They pull almost everything: underwear, socks, jewelry, toys. At the same time, cats manage to create a cache somewhere in the house, where they take everything stolen. What is the reason for a cat’s ability to steal?
The first reason is hunger. If the animal is hungry, it is not fed on time, then instinctively it begins to look for food for itself. It is for this reason that cats begin to steal food from the table and then from the pot and refrigerator. The first manifestation of this criminal talent may be rustling and crashing in the kitchen while all family members are in another room. It is impossible to scold, let alone beat a cat for the manifestation of these qualities. First, you need to find out the reason that prompted the animal to steal. If the animal has a feeling of hunger, then first you need to revise its diet. The number of feedings may be increased. It often happens that cats do not gorge themselves on the food they buy and feel undernourished and offended. To compensate for this, they begin to steal.
The second reason for theft can be considered a natural curiosity. Cats are those animals that have a well-developed sense of curiosity. If a cat is well-mannered, he will still not be able to resist and not see what is on the table or covered with a lid. Curious cats often steal small things. They are attracted by the rustling of packages, the shine of jewelry. To wean a curious cat from the master’s food, show them that human food does not taste good. If your cat asks for a bite during lunch, give him a vegetable with a sharp, tangy taste, such as a wedge of garlic or a slice of onion. This animal will scare away and for a long time discourage the desire to feast on human food. To prevent cats from stealing personal items, try not to scatter them around the apartment. Put them away in the designated places. In addition, to avoid the temptation to steal, remove food leftovers from the table.
If a cat is caught stealing wardrobe items, try to stop it right away. At first, it evokes a tender smile and interest from the owners. But if the owners can calmly react to the theft of linen and socks in the house and calmly disassemble the hiding places, then when the cat begins to steal things from neighboring balconies and houses, this is already a cause for concern. This addiction can be a big problem.
For the information of the owners, there are currently several cats in the world who suffer from real kleptomania, which complicate the life of their owners. A cat named Oscar. He lives in England. The cat specializes in stealing underwear, socks, gloves. Stealing these things, he brings them to his owners, in gratitude for the fact that he was accepted into the family. Another crime boss named Speedy lives in Switzerland. This is a real repeat offender. He steals everything he sees. Everything that he finds on the street, Speedy takes into the house. Desperate cat owners are forced to periodically post flyers and warn neighbors about their pet’s criminal tendencies.
Zoopsychologists believe that stealing is the desire of an animal to attract the attention of its owners, the desire to satisfy the animal instinct of a hunter, sometimes it is just a manifestation of the fight against boredom. If a cat thief appears in the family, then try to distract him. Learn to spend more time with him and just love your pet!